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Part Buddha, part prize fighter, I hail from Cleveland, Ohio, the city of bad jokes, bad weather, and really bad football teams.  As such, having a thick skin is simply part of our DNA. So, it seemed only natural to choose advertising as my career path. A decision which my father, who was a lawyer, amusingly declared, "you've picked the one profession worse than mine!".  Unswayed and determined, I set my sights on advertising and the city of Chicago. 

I was fortunate to start my career at JWT, getting to work on all the brands I grew up eating and learning from some of the best people in the business. Since then, I've taken what I learned and have guided teams, groups, entire agencies as well as my clients  to think smarter, be braver and push beyond their comfort zones. I'm a hands on creative director who works crafting brand stories both above and below the line. While I'm an art director by lineage, I also write. I'm ambidextrous by nature, so doing both not only made sense, it just came naturally. 

When I'm not working, I'm continuing to learn from my daughter, my dog and my yoga practice. 

I’m looking forward to bringing my personal “tao” to new challenges. You can find me at or at 215-313-3165.